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I support The Transition because: the current state of things is not sustainable and we have to start building a better future NOW!

I am happiest when I'm: in the moment.

People see me as: a person without judgement.

I want to help because: our world is in need of some major healing.

My philosophy on life is: we are all far greater than we give ourselves credit for.


Intentional Community Preference: Income Sharing, Egalitarian


My Personal Reading List (All the books I am currently reading right now)


My Wish List  (Want to send me a THANK YOU gift? This is my wish list!)


Personality Test Results:

The 5 Love Languages: 

  • 7 Words of Affirmation
  • 6 Acts of Service
  • 6 Physical Touch
  • 6 Receiving Gifts
  • 5 Quality Time

The 5 Languages of Apology/ When Sorry Isn't Enough:

  • 6 Expressing Regret
  • 5 Accept Responsibility
  • 5 Genuinely Repent
  • 4 Make Resitituition
  • 0 Request Forgiveness

Strengths Finder 2.0 (Top 5 Results):

  • Connectedness
  • Ideation
  • Individualization
  • Input
  • Intellection

How The World Sees You Result:

  • The Veiled Strength

  • Contributors will work without pay in these businesses

    I don't agree with this as it will deter most people, (especially those already in business) from joining us.

    Official response from incomplete

    Although you did not provide context for this submission our team believes you are referring to content written on a particular page of the website. When leaving information in our Suggestion Box it is very important you are as detailed as possible and make clear what your desired outcome is. The material you are referencing to is referring to steps that take place in later Phases (Phases you are personally not yet on) when a BUD has created a community and that community and its members are financially supported by cooperatively owned businesses that the community owns (and thus each member is by default a part owner of). At The Transition we believe that working together can lift all of us out of the oppressive systems we are currently facing.

  • A good business plan is needed.

    The only hope for developing a new civilization is to accept responsibility for improving our lives through knowledge, understanding, and a deeper comprehension of humanity’s relationship to natural processes of evolution. And a good business plan.

    Official response from incomplete

    It is unclear to our team what your desired outcome is of leaving this submission in our Suggestion Box. We agree with your comment made and as an org we work to bring that concept to conception, but we are unsure with what it is you desire our team to do exactly regarding it. Could you clarify that for us please?

  • Cumbersome site issues detract from being productive

    Here's how a typical visit to goes for me, which typically leaves me discouraged before I can ever actually take any action that I came here for in the first place: 1) Coming from a History link, bookmark, or external shared link (typically NOT the home page). 2) Page loads, then immediately I get the full-screen pop-up asking for my email. I'm a member, have been a member for years, cookies are supposed to make this NOT happen, but they don't. Every visit between browser sessions forgets my login status and treats me like a new visitor. So now, I have nothing to do but click "Take me to a podcast." 3) Podcast page loads. Fullscreen popup appears AGAIN. I click "take me to the podcast." 4) Podcast page reloads. Now I have to remember where the hell I was trying to go in the first place... if I remember to log in here, I can get straight to where I wanted to go by pasting the URL in or finding the internal link for it. If I FORGET to log in, I get asked to log in. The site's platform doesn't remember where I was *going* when it asked me to log in. So I log in, then it takes me to a default post-login page (Take Action, maybe). If I go BACK to the page that had the link, it forgets I'm logged in! Eventually I get there by going back, copying the link URL, logging in again, and pasting the URL. 5) I'm frustrated & don't feel like doing whatever it was that I came here for. I leave the page up for later. If it's any long amount of time (a few hours, or closing & reopening my browser), I start back over at step 1 above. ლ(ಠ益ಠლ) I assume these are platform-level issues and NationBuilder needs to fix it to allow more intuitive, less cumbersome navigation. It's definitely not user friendly for someone with a lot of technical ability, so I'm guessing it is really hurting those who don't have that. Possible partial solution: landing page overlay could be enabled only on certain URLs that don't require login creds, or where new users are expected to show up. I think if anyone has the link for My Action Plan and is going straight to it, they're probably already a member & don't need to be bugged again by the popup, navigation away from, log-in, then manually back to their page.

    Official response from completed

    Than you for your detailed account of your user experience! We did some tweaking and this issue should be resolved, if not please follow-up and let us know exactly the issues you are facing so we can get to the root cause. We also know some issues on the site exist and we can't resolve them without Nationbuilder's help so we need you to help us be a squeaky wheel about those things. You can find those here: 

  • How do I find my profile so that I can fill it out ?

    Official response from completed

    Top right corner the little person silhouette is a drop down menu.


    The viersion of the pale blue dot video you have linked on the basics page is currenly unavailable.

    Official response from completed

    Try again it seems to be working for us.

  • /meet_your_point_person VIDEO

    Please seriously consider making a new video with a) lower volume b) a different more quiet-mellow backing song.

    Official response from considering

    Would you like to make one for us? Contact your Point Person and inform them of your desire to do this volunteer work for The Transition website!

  • Suggestion: fix broken links

    especially on the Our Trust page the links in the Res section either lead to nothing or just cause me to be logged out when I click it. I have had this happen with some links on other parts of the site as well.

    Official response from completed

    When suggesting we fix broken links it is important to provide the direct page you were on and inform us what hyperlinked word or phase is not working. In regards to the Our Trust page those are not broken links. Those are links you are unable to access because you have not advanced through Your Action Plan and or have not become a Contributor.

  • My Personal Expectations

    1. I feel by using the site I will find my "tribe" or group of people whose values resonate strongly with mine. When I do, I intend to start an intentional community with them which will help elevate the stress and need for money due to us working together reducing all of our overall costs. I feel reducing this stress will help other aspects of my life improve as well. 2. I intend to be actively engaged with Transition supporters and Contributors on a daily basis. 3. While I am not adverse to hard work and have done plenty for The Transition already I feel real momentum will happen when our team expands. 4. Yes, I truly believe carrying out this project is my life's purpose. 5. Through pooled funds of monthly contributions as well as targeted crowd-funding campaigns when tangible needs and skill-set options are not available via the site's existing resources. 6. Both 7. Yes 8. Yes 9. It has already changed me as a person in numerous ways. 10. Slow until more consistent and dependable volunteers are available. 11. Yes

  • TV Cache

    You will find a lot of these television shows are available on Hulu or Netflix which are platform typically accessible only by US residents. If you are from another country other than the US please try to find these shows on other platforms that are accessible for your home country. Once you have found those resources please send them to our Contact page along with information about what countries are able to view the film from that platform. By working together to meet our needs, we can accomplish more!

    Take Note:  Hosting viewing parties of these shows along with panels of “experts” to answer questions at the end of each episode, are very effective for community events. Talks by experts in their field regarding the topic of these shows can also be very inspiring. Articles in local papers, interviews on local radio, presentations to existing groups, including schools, are also a good way to get people aware of the issues facing our world today, and get them ready to start thinking of solutions.



  • Answer the Questions

    Loraine posted a status that expressed his deepest desire and it popped up in my Facebook feed.


    I made a comment directly in reference to that status which he "liked".


    At this time he was already aware about my personal values and how they align with his own due to being my Facebook friend. He also knew about my affiliation with The Transition since he was part of our Facebook group when we were doing research and development for our website and recruiting beta testers. However, he never became a beta tester or migrated over when we shut down our temporary Facebook group page once our website was launched. My comment demonstrates to him exactly what he needs to do to get what it is he says he wants in his status. Our website was designed specifically for people exactly like him! Everyone needs a fellow "crazy dancing person". Your Action Plan was designed to do just that! 


    Many others replied to his thread as well. One of them commented a question directly below his "call to arms"to which I replied.


    After reading my response Loraine then "liked" my comment. My one comment by default could potentially have an impact on getting Loraine back involved with The Transition and maybe inspire his FB friend Peter to get involved as well. As interest builds on this thread  many other folks may find themselves ready to take action too. When people ask questions or vent their concerns answer the "call", direct them to where they need to go to make their dreams and aspirations happen.

  • "Fed up" documentary (2014)

    Talks about the obesity problem, either in the point of view of the trouble the person has to loose weight and the corruption governments do in favour of letting these industries hide the amount of sugar such products have and let them explore cafeterias in schools and other public facilities... :'(

    Official response from started

  • Featured request for Nation Builder list

    Perhaps it would be advantageous to remove; Assign Political Capital Based on Memebership Levels. Create Ability to Edit Copy on Log In Page. As these issues have been resolved. Thank you again for your tireless work to improve the site.

    Official response from planned

    Neither of these issues is in fact resolved. Nationbuilder has now moved Assign Political Capital Based on Membership Levels to 'Considering'. And Edit Copy on Log In Page has now been escalated to No Error Message When Navigating to a Page You Do Not Have Permissions to Access

  • Pickling typo -

    Fermented pickles includesauerkraut (space between include sauerkraut.) Thank you for your hard work Transition Team.

    Official response from incomplete

    We need a specific link when you are reporting typos so we know the specific page you are referring to.

  • Typo

    men are learning to relax and trsut each other and acknowledge love for each other in ways that are sensitive and appreciative. ( Typo in Friend section. Trust not trsut} Incredible work you all are doing, Thank you

    Official response from incomplete

  • ImagiNATION CO-OPeration tab logs non-contributor out.

    I am new to the site and clicked on the ImagiNATION CO-OPeration tab and it logged me out. I contacted the Help Desk who explained that I need to be a Contributor to access the page. IMHO, most people will think that it is a glitch and leave the page. From a usability standpoint, a message that tells the user that they need to be a contributor to access the content of the page, and have the contributor sign up appear on the page. (or at the very least, a link to the contributor sign up page)

    Official response from submitted

    We are unable to do anything about this issue as it pertains to aspects of the site only Nationbuilder has control of. We have submitted it as a problem and are waiting for them to pick up this issue and work on a resolution. You can see said request here:

    We also have a page that we ask users to go to periodically (usually brought up during Phase 0 Review Session) that lists all issues we have submitted to Nationbuilder see:

    Please go to this page and follow the hyperlinks to theirs registering and marking these items as "Important to Me" the more our users do this the more likely they will work on them sooner.

  • Micro Job Site Project Lead, Volunteer/Consultant- The Transition Team

    The Transition is in need of a project leader for a Micro-Job site that we would like to have for our supporters to utilize.  We were thinking of using the software that is here, however, we are open to alternatives.  We expect this project to take around 80 hours to setup and continuous support for 1 year as our supporters learn how to use the software.  The requirements of this position include the following:

    • Able to communicate effectively with the The Transition team
    • Knowledge of setting up and configuring complex web applications
    • Can put together a schedule and follow through with it
    • Can commit to supporting the software, which includes bug fixes or other issues that may arise, for up to 1 year

    Please do not apply if you only have book or internet knowledge and have no prior experience in actually setting up and configuring complex web applications. You will be expected to have a portfolio of your work and references. To get more information and apply please contact The Transition Team Seed: Nicole Bienfang

  • Video Editor/Maker, Volunteer/Consultant- The Transition Team

    A Contributor using the site has asked that we exchange the video You the People Have the Power ( we currently have up in The Basics for another one where Charlie Chaplin's voice is used as a voice over more current images that illustrate the words he is saying. This is a Volunteer/Consultant position. This person will be expected to meet all requirements of being a Transition Team member if their desire is to become a full time Transition Team member. Their duties include, but aren't limited to, the following: Finding stock video footage to use Supplying their own software to make the video that is needed Determining technical requirements Creating back up files Providing high quality and well produced finished product Please do not apply if you only have book or internet knowledge and have no prior experience in actually making or editing video footage for short videos. You will be expected to have a portfolio of your work and references. To get more information and apply please contact The Transition Team Seed: Nicole Bienfang

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